Ferndale Police Hosting Gun Buy Back Program May 19

Ferndale Police Hosting Gun Buy Back Program May 19

(Ferndale Police, May 16, 2018)

Ferndale, MI – On May 19, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm the City of Ferndale Police Department will hold a gun buy-back program as part of “Clean the Ferndale Up”.

Only Ferndale residents or those non-residents that have a child attending Ferndale Public Schools and reside in Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, or Royal Oak Township are eligible to participate

A government issued identification is required to participate in the program.

The focus of the program mirrors our efforts to remove unwanted or expired prescription drugs from homes: the prevention of accidental use or misuse as well as the limiting of access to those visitors and family members who might have intentions of appropriating them for their own use.

Each working gun is worth $75.00 and non-working guns are worth $50.00 with a limit of four guns per family. Payment will be made by check within ten to fourteen business days of the date of turn in. All firearms collected will be checked for lost or stolen status, and if applicable, will be returned to their legal owners. All other firearms will be prepared for destruction.

Guns must be transported to the event site in cases, unloaded (no ammunition), in the trunk of a vehicle or as far from the driver as possible if no trunk, (in compliance with state law) and in a safe condition at all times. Keep guns in a case or other type of container (duffle bag, paper bag, etc) at all times while in the event location.

Ownership of the firearm need not be established at the time of the event but should ownership be questioned, payment may be delayed or denied based on additional scrutiny.

In all cases, payment for a firearm will be made at the sole discretion of the Chief of Police. Convicted felons are not eligible to participate in the program nor will there be blanket immunity granted for violations of any criminal offense including firearms related laws while participating in the gun buy-back program.

 

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